The Makerspace at the CSM Velocity Center is a 1,984 square foot collaborative community work space for making, learning, exploring, and sharing. 

It is equipped with a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers/scanners, laser cutters, soldering irons and other additive and subtractive machines for manufacturing. It also includes hardware and software for cyber/gaming, CAD modeling, simulation, app development, robotics, and prototyping.  This space is available for the Navy scientists and industry leaders to interact with students in tech transfer courses and have a place to tinker and conduct unclassified research.  The community can also take advantage of the makerspace in the Velocity Center to tinker and create.

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Become a Member!

The Makerspace at the CSM Velocity Center at Indian Head is a hub of innovation, learning, and collaboration for academia, the Navy, and the community. CSM students and employees, contact us directly to get started as membership and the initial training is free for you. For all other community patrons, membership is available for public access to our makerspace’s full range of resources and equipment as well. Members must be 16 years old or older before enrolling. Youth classes for individuals younger than 16 are available. Enrollment in the initial membership class TCH-5040 Equipment and Safety, includes your first month's membership.

Current Fee Schedule

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Hours and contact information

The makerspace is now open. If you are a student, staff, administration, or faculty of CSM, we invite you to use our makerspace. First time CSM users, contact us to get started. New community patrons, who are not CSM students or employees, enroll in the Makerspace Initial Membership class to get started.

Phone: 301-934-4830
Address: 4465 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head, MD 20640

Current Hours:

9 a.m to 6 p.m, Monday through Friday

Mondays are by appointment only. 


 *Hours subject to change. Please view our calendar for specific information. 

Makerspace Member Handbook

Before becoming a member of the makerspace, members must take a safety test and follow our guidelines to ensure a safe environment. Click below to view our current handbook.

 View Makerspace Member Handbook

Required Waiver

To use the makerspace, you will be required to sign a waiver. 

To view our waiver, click on the following link.

View and Complete Waiver



All payment is done through our payment processor, TouchNet. Click on the link below to access our store page or to make a payment. 


Available Equipment

  • Formlabs 3D Printers –Highly accurate, high-resolution prints using high-performance materials.
  • Stratasys F370 3D Printer –Pro grade 3D printer offers a higher level of consistency, reliability, and accuracy.
  • MakerBot Replicator+
  • MakerBot MethodX

  • Universal Ultra R5000 Laser Cutter – Provides the highest level of accuracy and throughput. Features a large bed and dual laser configuration.
  • GlowForge Plus – This powerful machine makes it simple to cut, score, and engrave hundreds of materials up to ½” thick like wood, acrylic, leather, fabric, etc.

  • Denford Compact 1000 - This compact 3 axis CNC Router features a totally enclosed interlocking guard, is ideal for cutting a range of resistant materials such as hard and soft wood, plastic, modeling foam, acrylic and prototyping materials, as well as non-ferrous metals.
  • Penta Pocket NC V2 - 5 Axis desktop milling machine

Suited for Posters, CAD Drawings, Banners, Large Photographs, Car Wraps, Wall / Door / Floor Signs, T-Shirts / Clothing via Transfer Paper and heat press, customized fundraising items

  • Roland VersaStudio BN-20A – Create, print and cut high-quality graphics at highly affordable pricing.
  • Roland VersaStudio BT-12 Direct-to-Garment Printer

  • HandyScan 700 - Designed for research and commercial applications, this ultrafast handheld 3D scanner is easy to use and generates highly accurate and repeatable results.

  • Soldering Stations
  • A variety of electronics equipment such as Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, signal generators, digital oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Manual handtools are available for finishing projects.

Equipment Reservation Forms

All equipment is on a first come first served basis unless the equipment is reserved. To guarantee usage of the equipment, fill out a form. 

Roland BN-20A Vinyl cutter / Printer

Roland BT-12 Direct to Garment Printer

Universal Systems Laser Cutter

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